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Jasmine Pak said people don’t have to spend a small fortune on bottled water because the water from the Nasoni is safe to drink.

The woman, who appeared to be a tour guide, said the water from the wells was drinkable


The woman, who appeared to be a tour guide, said the water from the wells was drinkablePhoto credit: tiktok/@jasminebellepak
There are around 2,500 Nasoni in the Italian capital


There are around 2,500 Nasoni in the Italian capitalPhoto credit: tiktok/@jasminebellepak

Nasoni, or water fountains, are dotted throughout the Italian capital, with water gushing out all day, every day.

While nasoni come in all shapes and sizes, they typically consist of a cylindrical cast iron column with a thin, protruding spout in the center of the pole.

The name Nasone, the singular form of Nasoni, means “big nose”, named after the nose-like shape of the curved, downward-pointing spout.

Jasmine, known as “@Jasminebellepak” on TikTok, explains everything to her 367,000 followers.

She said: “When you see these fountains in Rome, you can SURE drink them!”

Jasmine explained: “The water runs 24/7 to keep the bacteria out and the sewage clean.

“Tap water in Rome is the same water that comes out of the Nasoni.”

A woman who appeared to be a tour guide then demonstrated how to drink from the fountain without a water bottle.

She put her hand over the spout, forced the stream of water up, and leaned forward to drink it.

Although it wasn’t as easy as it looked when Jasmine and her buddies tried afterwards and managed to spray water everywhere.

In the caption, Jasmine added, “We’re saving sooo much money in Italy because of the Nasoni.”

The footage was a huge hit on the social media page, garnering 4.9 million views along with 646,500 likes and almost 1,800 comments.

Many commentators questioned whether the water was actually drinkable.

One person wrote: “Yes I would still buy water if you are not used to the local microbes in the water. It can really get to you.”

Although another wrote in response: “I’ve been drinking it for two weeks and haven’t had any problems.”

Another person added, “I’m not about the water, it’s about the nozzle that people are touching all day.”

A third said: “The water is tested regularly. The freshest water I have ever tasted.”

It appears that the water from the wells is drinkable and an article on TripAdvisor states: “It is completely safe and even recommended for people to drink water from the Nasoni as the water comes from the aqueducts, the same ones.” Sources like the fountains.” Provide homes throughout Rome with drinking water all year round.

“You save money and produce less waste when you drink from the Nasoni instead of buying water in plastic bottles.”

According to the article, Rome was the first city in the world to introduce the idea of ​​free, clean drinking water fountains.

They first appeared in the late 19th century and today there are more than 2,500 scattered across the city.

The water from the wells is also used in local markets and public gardens.

Elsewhere, families traveling abroad have been warned that little-known travel rules could mean additional checks and missing out on their vacation.

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The apparent tour guide showed how it was done


The apparent tour guide showed how it was donePhoto credit: tiktok/@jasminebellepak
When Jasmine tried to drink from it, she sent water everywhere


When Jasmine tried to drink from it, she sent water everywherePhoto credit: tiktok/@jasminebellepak

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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